Professor Adams Advises Kenya Law School on Advocates Training
At the invitation of the Kenya School of Law, Professor Cynthia Adams made a presentation on clinical skills curriculum development at the school’s Midterm Review, held in Nairobi on September 21-23, 2011. Those attending included the Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs, Justices of the Kenyan High Court, the Secretary of Kenya’s Council of Legal Education, the Deans from Moi University School of Law and Strathmore University School of Law, as well as administration and law faculty from the Kenya Law School, Moi University, the University of Nairobi, and Strathmore University.
The Kenya Law School consulted with Professor Adams on enhancing its Advocates Training Programme. Kenya Law School, founded in 1963 as the country’s first law school, began its one-year Advocates Training Programme in 2008 upon recommendation from the Ministerial Taskforce on the Development of a Policy and Legal Framework for Legal Education in Kenya. The Advocates Training Programme provides clinical skills training to prepare students for admission to the Roll of Advocates and to become officers of Kenya’s High Court. Admission to the programme requires, among other criteria, that the applicant hold a Bachelor of Laws Degree (LL.B.) from a recognized university. Successful completion of the Advocates Training Programme results in a post-graduate diploma.
Pictured above, seated left to right: Emily Chweya (MOJNCCA), Florence Kajuju (Vice Chair LSK), Henry Lugulu (Member CLE), Prof. Cynthia Adams, William Cheptumo (Asst. Min. MOJNCCA), Prof. Kulundu Bitonye (Director/CEO KSL), Roselyn Odede (Member CLE), Prof. Tom Ojiende (Member CLE). Standing: Stakeholders, KSL Management, CPD and ATP staff